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Wonderful beaches everywhere, beautiful rugged coastline and ancient walled citadels can all be found in Brittany; if this lovely region of France appeals, take a look at our extensive selection of gites in Brittany, where you’re sure to find your ideal holiday accommodation.

Close in both distance and culture, Brittany has much in common with Britain, making this a favourite destination for British holidaymakers. Located in the north-west of the country, the region boasts a myriad of great beaches, tranquil towns and an abundance of historic buildings, making it the perfect location for a self-catering break across the channel.

With a rich Celtic heritage, Brittany enjoys an atmosphere and has a language all of its own, setting it apart from the rest of France. Even its very name is derived from the ''Britons'' whom came here from Britain to escape invaders in Anglo Saxon times.

The region of Brittany is home to a string of family friendly resorts which stretch along its renowned coastline, from Carnac and Rostoff, to the sophisticated Dinard, which would not be out of place among the resorts in the South of France.

The Brittany region is blessed with an array of historic towns, making it a veritable paradise for history lovers. The town of St Malo, surrounded by ancient stone walls, is one of the most visited towns in Brittany. With narrow cobbled streets lined by unique shops, bars and cafes selling all manner of traditional French produce, it is easy to see why St Malo is so popular with tourists. The ramparts which surround the town are perfect for a steady stroll, taking in magnificent views of the surrounding area.

One ‘must-visit’ when in Brittany is Mont St Michel, near to the border with Normandy. Sitting just off the coast, Mont St Michel is a medieval abbey and town located on a small rocky outcrop and is now designated as an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Travelling even further back in time, the prehistoric stone monuments at Carnac make up one of the most famous megalithic sites in France. Not far from Carnac, just off the south coast of Brittany, the island of Belle-Ille is the perfect place to truly unwind as no cars are permitted here. This means the island''s beaches are tranquillity personified.

For a taste of France with a distinct sprinkling of British culture, the region of Brittany is an ideal destination. To experience the unique atmosphere for yourself, take a look at our selection of Brittany holiday cottages today.

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  • Pleumeur-Gautier

    Pleumeur-Gautier

    Grade
    9
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: FBC062

    This large Breton house, dating back to the 19th century, is beautifully furnished and has a wonderful ambience. Spacious and well presented, it is the ideal place for families or groups of friends to enjoy a holiday whatever the time of year. Spend long evenings relaxing in front of the fireplace in the lounge or in the kitchen before retiring to one of the six bedrooms upstairs which are accessed by a marble staircase. The property has a large garden, which is well kept and full of flowers, and is is located just outside Pleumeur. Don’t forget to visit the places of interest in the surrounding region, such as the beautiful coast with its pink granite rock or the traditional half-timbered houses at Guingamp or Lannion which are 30km away. Shop 5km, restaurant 2km, beach 6km.

    Lounge/diner, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with basin (no toilet), shower room (no toilet), 2 separate toilets, 6 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 3 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge and glass fronted fire in dining room, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in some bedrooms and bathroom.

  • Pléboulle

    Pléboulle

    Grade
    10
    6
    1
    2
    Ref: FBC541

    Situated on the Emerald Coast, overlooking the Bay of Fresnaye, this neo-Breton house enjoys an exceptional and unobstructed view. The lounge opens onto a large south facing terrace and an imposing staircase leads to the first floor. Located near Saint-Cast-le-Guildo with its great beaches, this detached holiday cottage is perfect for family get togethers or groups of friends. Cap Fréhel and the medieval city of Dinan are close by. Saint-Malo is also within easy reach. Local markets are held every Wednesday at Matignon, 4km, and on Saturdays at Erquy, 10km. Famous for its cliffs and wonderful views, the lighthouse at Cap Frèhel is well worth a visit, with many footpaths and cycle tracks to explore, as well as riding, sailing and golf. Saint-Brieuc can be reached within 40 minutes’, with its shops, restaurants and beautiful landmarks. Shop and restaurant 2km, beach 7km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, 2 bathrooms with basin (no toilets), 2 separate toilets, 6 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin, 2 single.

    Central heating and oil heater, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: 3 steps to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Slopes in garden.

  • Kerlouan

    Kerlouan

    Grade
    10
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: W14893

    With the soft white beaches of the Côte des Légends only 150m away, the large, traditional detached Breton farmhouse, Ty Coz, makes the perfect spot for an unforgettable family seaside holiday in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A home which has been tastefully restored, retaining much of its character included beamed ceilings and orginal old stone fireplace with glass fronted fire. The large, south-facing lawned garden completes this appealing property. You will be seduced by this area if you love nature, numerous fine sandy creeks and coves, coastal walks, colourful markets, eating out or exploring the many local towns and villages such as Kerlouan or the chic resort of Brignogan Plage. Watersports including diving, plus sand yachting can be found nearby. 30 minutes from the ferry terminal at Roscoff and St. Pol-de-Léon - colourful towns once home to pirates during the 17th century. Brest airport 30 minutes. Shops, café/bars and restaurants 5km, beach 150m.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room with shower and twin basin, separate toilet, 1 single bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one plus single bed, 2 single.

    Electric heating, glass fronted fire in lounge, cot, highchair on request, colour TV, DVD, CD player, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

  • Sibiril

    Sibiril

    Grade
    11
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: FBF542

    In the heart of the traditional village of Sibiril, this beautiful manor house with a large walled garden with views of the church is less than 4km from a beautiful and unspoilt stretch of coastline. Just a short walk from the village bakery, you will enjoy getting fresh croissants for breakfast. The spacious lounge is elegant yet comfortable, with the original fireplace. Locally you can visit the very picturesque port of Roscoff, taking a boat trip out to some of the many small islands. Discover the sheltered port of Moguéric and the coastal walks around the Guillec estuary at Sibiril. The renowned expanse of fine sands at Le Dossen, Santec are perfect for all types of water and wind sports. At low tide enjoy the sight of trotting horses and sulkies training on the beach. Further westwards, you can find many peaceful and sheltered coves and imposing lighthouses - an ideal holiday base. Shop 3km, restaurant 100m, beach 3.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with toilet and basin, 1 single. First floor: Two shower rooms with toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

    Open fire in lounge, central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome.

  • Manoir de Kervy

    St. Lyphard, Loire-Atlantique

    Grade
    11
    6
    0
    3
    Ref: T44325

    This beautiful old manor house, situated near the fashionable town and lovely sandy beaches of La Baule, is set in 250 acres of woodland and meadows in the middle of a well-tended garden. St. Lyphard is on the edge of the Brière Regional Park, a network of waterways where you can take canal trips in pole-driven punts with a Brière guide. La Baule and the Guérande Peninsula, with its 9km of sandy beach, is an excellent family holiday resort with numerous children’s clubs. Other attractions include the wild beauty of the rocky coast, the medieval town of Guérande, the famous ’Fleur de Sel’, and the wonderful seafood of La Turballe and Piriac. The property interior is typical of a French country manor house; classically furnished with lovely period pieces, polished floors, elegant gilt mirrors and even a wall-mounted moose head in the entrance hall! The kitchen is large and well equipped, though of a simple, older style.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. ’Bureau’. Separate WC. First floor: Four double bedrooms, one with basin. Twin bedroom with basin. Single bedroom (for child). Two shower rooms (no WC). Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Telephone (incoming calls only)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • Two cots
    • H/chair
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Enclosed pond 50m, take care with children. All the bedrooms have access to a long corridor; some have communicating doors with other bedrooms and one or other of the shower rooms.

    Location: 2km S of St. Lyphard (most facilities, swimming lake July and August), 10km N of St. André-des-Eaux (ornithological park, 18-hole golf), 15km (beach).

  • Nozay

    Nozay

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: FBL049

    This lovely 19th-century, six-bedroom house has been in the same family for generations, and has been renovated to provide extremely comfortable holiday accommodation. Pass through the gates and enter the vast grounds along the impressive driveway through the front gardens, entering the house through the lovely hallway. The owner lives in the grounds, and at the back of the house you look onto the gardens on the north side and beyond are open fields and woodland. It is hard to believe that you are just 20 mins drive from Nantes, France’s 4th biggest city with a beautiful centre, perfect for strolling, shopping and relaxing in one of a vast choice of restaurants and cafés. Visit the beach such as the popular resort of La Baule which is an hour’s drive, or closer to home are several interesting towns such as Châteaubriant and Redon. Shop 1km, restaurant 3.2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, second lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double with en-suite bathroom (no toilet), 1 twin, 1 single. Second floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms, 1 single, 1 single bunk plus single bed, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, 2 highchairs, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor.

  • Lanvéoc

    Lanvéoc

    Grade
    12
    6
    1
    2
    Ref: FBF585

    This pleasant holiday property has a cosy maritime feel that combines perfectly with the region. It is a charming holiday home located on the Crozon Peninsula, between land and sea and only 3.8km away from the sandy beach. Inside the house is spacious and comfortable, with a beautiful lounge with a fireplace, ideal for cooler evenings. Outside, a beautiful heated swimming pool (32m², open mid May to mid Oct) awaits you, as well as a hot tub (for 6), and petanque grounds for you to have fun with family or friends. This is an ideal location to enjoy the sun of Brittany and discover all the treasures of this beautiful region. An unforgettable stay awaits you and you can discover many historical sites and gastronomic specialities, such as crepes, cider and other culinary delights. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 3.8km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one plus single bed (for child), 1 single (for child).

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, 4 cots, highchair, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Low sloping ceilings in some rooms. Slopes and drops in garden.

  • Domaine de Lavau

    St. Mars-de-Coutais, Loire-Atlantique

    Grade
    12
    6
    0
    2
    Ref: FA143

    This delightful ’Relais de Chasse’ dates back to the 1930’s and is set in large grounds with woodland that lead down to the River Tenu. In a farming hamlet just 5km from St. Mars-de-Coutais, it is a 13 minute drive from the small town of Ste. Pazanne. There are shops and good restaurants in Machecoul, 15 minutes’ drive. Sandy beaches can be found at La Bernerie-en-Retz and Pornic, also golf and a famous coastal path, boutiques and a Sunday market, 35 minutes’ drive, tennis at St Mars-de-Coutais, 5km, and canoeing on nearby river. Why not catch a ferry to the beautiful Ile d’’Yeu from Fromentine, 1 hour’s drive. Nearby Lac de Grand-Lieu is rich in wildlife. Safari park 12km.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Sitting room. Dining room/kitchen. Three bedrooms: Two double, one twin (accessed via double). Shower room. Separate WC. Stone stairs to first floor: Two twin bedrooms (one can be double), one with additional bunk (not for children under 6 years). Bathroom/WC

    • Garden
    • Grounds
    • Terrace
    • Telephone
    • Heating
    • Open fires
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels)
    • Two cots
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: 5km from St. Mars-de-Coutais (tennis), 25km from La Bernerie-en-Retz (beach, golf), 27km from Nantes (all facilities).

  • Le Bois Derré

    Eancé, nr. Châteaubriant, Ille et Vilaine

    Grade
    13
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: F35154

    At the crossroads of Brittany and the Loire, on the outskirts of a rural village is this traditional, 1880s, restored, semi-detached longhouse. Upstairs there is a games room/bar, with a keep fit area and a real pub pool table, darts and bar. Outside there is a large garden, with a pergola for sheltered barbecues, and visitors can play a game of boules or take a dip in the private outdoor swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m). Children will enjoy the swings and children’s activities in the garden. The owners also conveniently live on-site with a separate entrance and garden. The coast of Brittany with La Baule or St. Malo, are within easy reach. The holiday property is also well placed for the Loire Valley, with Ancenis and Angers the first ports of call for a château or some wine tasting, or explore the lesser known Breton châteaux at Fougères and Vitré. Closer to home is the very pretty market town of Martigné-Ferchaud, and Châteaubriant, the local historical capital, has much to see.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood-burning stove. Second living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room/ kitchen. Utility. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom leading to twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Two staircases to first floor (one open-tread): Games room with pool table, darts, TV, gym and bar. Double bedroom with two additional single beds, en-suite bathroom/ WC. Double bedroom with additional single bed. Beams

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private outdoor swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m)
    • Heating
    • Two wood-burning stoves
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • Two digital TVs (English channels)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi (limited range)
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Swings and children’s activities
    • Pool table
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from fishing, 2km from Eancé (baker and small shops), 5km from Martigné-Ferchaud (market town, supermarket), 20km from Châteaubriant (all amenities), 50km from Rennes (regional capital, airport), 65km from Loire Valley.

  • Montrevault

    Montrevault

    Grade
    13
    6
    1
    4
    Ref: FVM042

    This beautiful medieval holiday property is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The property dominates the bridge over the river leading to the village. It offers an orchard, garden and grounds of 1 hectare, and has a games room with table tennis and games. There are numerous activities in the village including tennis courts, a basketball field and a library. While the surrounding area has various outdoor pursuits available including fishing along the river and riding in Saint-Pierre-Montlimart. History lovers will find the region rich in a cultural and architectural heritage, and Angers with its magnificent Loire castles is a must. Shop and restaurant 200m.

    Lounge, second lounge, 2 dining rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms with bath, toilet and basin, 2 shower rooms with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 6 bedrooms: 5 double, 1 plus single bed, 1 single, single bed in hallway.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage. One pet welcome. NB: Slopes and drops in grounds. River nearby.

  • Pénestin, nr. La Baule

    Pénestin, nr. La Baule

    Grade
    14
    6
    1
    2
    Ref: W11700

    Only one hundred metres from a peaceful beach, this large detached family house is set in an enclosed garden with a swing and slide, and enjoys views to the coast. The living area boasts an open fire and French windows. Pénestin is a pretty village, renowned for its summer markets and lovely beaches. It is surrounded by nature reserves, with a wide variety of bird and plant life. La Baule, the jet set holiday resort, with its long, golden sands is close by. Explore the picturesque local coastline and visit the medieval city of Guérande and the port of Le Croisic. Fishing can be found 110 yards away. Discover the town of La Roche-Bernard, 17km away. Shop, café/bar, and restaurant 1.25 miles (2 km), beach 110 yards (100m).

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin, bathroom with basin, 2 double bedrooms. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 adult bunk, 1 with 4 single beds, plus 2 child’s/baby beds, single folding bed.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, 3 cots, 2 highchairs, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: One step in garden.

  • Lanveoc

    Lanveoc

    Grade
    16
    8
    0
    2
    Ref: FBF249

    This beautiful, contemporary, single-storey house is situated in the magnificent regional nature reserve of the Crozon Peninsular, in a very relaxing setting close to the coast. It has every comfort a holidaymaker could wish for. The spacious kitchen is well equipped and excellent for those who wish to enjoy sociable meals with family or friends. The lounge leads directly to a lovely terrace with garden furniture and to the covered swimming pool (32m²), which is heated all year and will come in handy in cooler weather. This area has a fascinating, rugged coastline with cliffs, lovely fine sandy beaches as well as little coves dotted around, where you can enjoy just relaxing in the sun and inhaling the sea air. Numerous paths and walks can be found on the peninsular, which are excellent for walkers who wish to look at the flora with its colourful moorland and heather. Shops 300m, restaurant 6km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), bathroom with separate shower and basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets with basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. External building: 3 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with double sofa bed.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, video, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets.

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